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by Welly
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Anyone know about modern Mini's?
Replies: 2
Views: 74

Anyone know about modern Mini's?

One of my Wife's friends has a 2011 Mini Cooper Petrol (non turbo) and has just spent a fortune on a new timing chain at a Garage. Now the car is losing water (with no visible leakage) the expansion bottle empties every few days, it's running cold all the time, and the radiator cooling fan is runnin...
by Welly
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2513
Views: 195041

Re: and today i have mostly been...

The new Defender is full of electronics and touch screens, I can't see it appealing to the sort of people who bought 'proper' defenders back in the day, I guess they've targeted those trendy hipster wankers who want to look like they're outdoor country folk when they really live in Chelsea drinking ...
by Welly
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Spotted any 69 plates? I've won this already
Replies: 2
Views: 74

Spotted any 69 plates? I've won this already

At the weekend on the M40 I saw a 69 plate Lamborghini Huracan/Aventador (excuse my lack of actual knowledge) but there it was, in White, doing about 65mph in lane 1 :supafrisk:
by Welly
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2513
Views: 195041

Re: and today i have mostly been...

I agree with wife :lol:

Have you seen the new Defender?

£40K :shock:
by Welly
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2513
Views: 195041

Re: and today i have mostly been...

....having a friendly run/jostle with a Citroen C6 :shock: Driving back along the A43 towards N'pton yesterday a Black C6 was kinda behind me...then in front...then behind for at least 20 mins, the old-ish chap was driving it with his wife aboard and was 'giving it the beans' exiting the many rounda...
by Welly
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ebay Etc. Just "Run-In" 406s
Replies: 195
Views: 38586

Re: Ebay Etc. Just "Run-In" 406s

That's good that you like the C5 Peter, I take it it's a Dizzler? There's definitely something about a comfy car, I remember clearly that ladies really liked my 406 and remarked on its comfort. By comparison my Volvo's ride is HARD, especially at low speeds it's almost comical. Our C4 is pretty comf...
by Welly
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A possible Dogmobile #4?
Replies: 5
Views: 234

Re: A possible Dogmobile #4?

Bejesus wasn't that MOT tester having a bad day? for goodness sake :roll: "number plate deteriorated but not likely to be misread" :lol: "anti roll bar corroded but not seriously weakened" Is he having a laugh? :frown: And the owner has been sloshing in eoloys willy-nilly because the additive tank s...
by Welly
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New car suggestions
Replies: 31
Views: 1258

Re: New car suggestions

You're right about tyre sizes, the fashion for larger wheels and less sidewall has come at the same time as our road surfaces worsening......
by Welly
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New car suggestions
Replies: 31
Views: 1258

Re: New car suggestions

It's official: The Citroen C5 is the new 406 8) Are there any C5 with 'interesting' petrol engines? Also, Bailes I agree totally about Cam Chains! everyone makes a big fuss saying how great they are that they never need changing but the chain stretches over time - just look at the Nissan Navara hor...
by Welly
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2513
Views: 195041

Re: and today i have mostly been...

I really like hearing about the world of wiggy 8)

Ooh, have you been watching Hub Nut's youtube vids recently? he's been all round your way in his 2CV this month.
by Welly
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2513
Views: 195041

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Doggy, your minor calamities sound like the sort of thin I'd do; putting something down and forgetting it......or rushing through things eager to get on the road. Good call to do a practice and the HGV training must come in very handy. Don't forget the C5's key when you go away :lol: :lol: :oops: Wi...
by Welly
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: How many forum users still actually drive a 406
Replies: 78
Views: 19412

Re: How many forum users still actually drive a 406

I wrote:There's just not many around now at all
I've now seen 3 406's in two days :lol:
by Welly
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Electrical System and Diagnostics
Topic: Peugeot 406 Coupe EV conversion
Replies: 36
Views: 3529

Re: Peugeot 406 Coupe EV conversion

Brilliant work!

Your engineering and electronics skills are amazing!

I particularly admire your work overcoming the difficulties with the auto gear box, air con, power steering, vacuum, speedometer - you have some determination there.
by Welly
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: How many forum users still actually drive a 406
Replies: 78
Views: 19412

Re: How many forum users still actually drive a 406

I saw a Silver D9 Estate last week and was genuinely thinking "wow a 406" :shock:

There's just not many around now at all (as is reflected in this Forum's activities) mind you you don't see many 407's really either :?
by Welly
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Mot again
Replies: 2
Views: 167

Re: Mot again

I always used to drive to the MOT test and give the handbrake a good workout on the way there, even working it sharply at over 40mph to clean up the braking surfaces as they get glazed over on the 'in the drum' type set ups. That's impressive for a 20 year old car, you forget how old they are someti...